tinker tailors thing
This is the home of the tinker tailors.
We make things out of stuff. We have a lot of stuff
and we like to fiddle around with it while turning
it into something new, or useful or fun.
All our things are handmade by Neil and Jean. We
make our things from stuff which is locally sourced,
gathered or found, recycled or wholly sustainable.
Some people think it’s rubbish. We like to think
of it as redesign, reinvention, rehabilitation.
Jean is the sock-tacular woolly-minded front-of-house
wordsmith. You might meet me at shows, fairs or markets.
Or you might send me an email or speak to me on the
phone. I’d like that.
Neil is the stick-rubbing wooden-headed back-stage
buttoneer. He doesn’t go out much and you’ll
never catch him sending an email or even looking at
the computer. After all, I didn’t marry him
for his secretarial skills.
We both get excited about design and making things.
Neil is getting over his aversion to ‘craft’
because I keep telling him It’s Art Because
I Say It Is. And also because craft has taken on a
new meaning since we first started on plans to build
our own craft home. It’s a long, long story
on paper at the moment but look out for some pics
of natural building with green wood, straw bales,
earth plaster and a living roof.